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Pediculosis Capitis Symptoms
Itching, or none: Many children have no symptoms whatsoever, despite a good-sized infestation. Other children may have itching or a rash around the scalp. The diagnosis is made by finding live lice and/or nits in the hair. To check for lice, use a very fine-toothed comb to comb through wet hair section by section, looking for nits and adult lice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itching, or none: Many children have no symptoms whatsoever, despite a good-sized infestation. Other children may have itching or a rash around the scalp. The diagnosis is made by finding live lice and/or nits in the hair. To check for lice, use a very fine-toothed comb to comb through wet hair section by section, looking for nits and adult lice. ...Read more
Resource material.: This would require a lenghty answer. Please check this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/head-lice/ds00953. ...Read more
What does a head lice infection feel like? How would i know what a head lice infestation feels like? What are the symptoms?
The : The typical clinical sign is an itchy scalp. If you look at the scalp closely you might see "nits" (eggs) of the lice, they look like miniature pieces of rice clinging to the hair shafts. If you suspect lice, you, and close family members should be evaluated and, if required, placed on the appropriate medications to eradicate them. Home treatment is rarely effective. You also need to be given instructions on how to clean your home, especially bed sheets, to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more
Hi I have head lice, dry scalp, knee pain, stomach pain, fatigue, floating green stool, stomach bubbling, cold symptoms etc and maybe a yeast infectio?
Way too much: This is way too much to address in a brief online Q & A. Please try to ask a focused, specific question. ...Read more
My helper has head lice. She is invlod in preparing food for my family. Does that cause any health hazard to the food we eat?
Sort of: They belong to similar family of lice. Pediculosis pubis can be googled and in general are a little fatter than head lice. It is difficult to see as you will require a magnifying lense or microscope to determine them. I would see your pcp or dermatologist locally for this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No Nit standard: The national pediculosis association (npa) recommends “no-nit” standards. This means that a child would meet reentry standards for schools, daycare, etc when they no longer have lice, nits or egg cases on their head/ in hair. Just to let you know – this is controversial. ...Read more
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